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OUS faculty members selected for new initiative

Two Ohio University Southern faculty members have been selected by the Ohio University Center for Teaching and Learning for a new initiative designed to enhance the university’s commitment to faculty and student success.

Beth Delaney, associate professor of Nursing, and Deborah Marinski, Ph.D., associate professor/academic coordinator, will join other faculty members in a new partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) for a course in effective teaching practices.

The course is the first for higher education faculty that leads to a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Nicole Pennington, dean of Ohio Southern and interim executive dean for Regional Higher Education, said that the professional development opportunity is exciting for both faculty and students.

“The initiative will provide strategies for faculty to enhance their teaching practice which will ultimately benefit students in online and traditional learning environments,” she said.

In addition to receiving the certificate in effective college instruction, faculty who complete the course will be eligible to receive three graduate credits, issued by ACE’s accrediting body.

The course consists of 25 modules that include teaching techniques for face-to-face and online instruction over the 2019-2020 academic year.

At the end of this course, a pinning ceremony will be held for course completers to receive their certificates in effective college instruction, ACUE pins, and a transcript of modules completed.